Site Event/Activity record EEM14159 - 2012: WS - The Chains, Mires Project

Technique(s)

Organisation

South West Archaeology

Date

February 2012

Description

South West Archaeology Ltd. was engaged by the Historic Environment Officer of the Exmoor Mires Project to undertake a non-intrusive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on the Chains, Exmoor. The results of this walkover survey will help to mitigate the threats that the proposed drainage ditch blocking may pose to the historic environment. The survey also aimed to identify archaeological features which might require further mitigation work prior to the blocking of drainage ditches. In total 101 features were recorded during this walkover survey, including mounds, platforms, extraction works, field boundaries, potential stone rows and individual stones. A number of these were unknown prior to this survey and several are deserving of further recording prior to any ditch blocking activity.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Monograph: Bray, L. S.. 2015. The Past and The Peat: Archaeology and peatland restoration on Exmoor. Exmoor National Park Authority. 1st Edition.
  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. The Chains, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey.

Map

Location

Location The Chains, Exmoor
Grid reference Centred SS 7326 4233 (2502m by 1878m)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Related Monuments/Buildings (81)

  • Contour of unknown date on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Depression of unknown date on The Chains (Monument)
  • Depression of unknown date on The Chains (Monument)
  • Depression of unknown date on The Chains (Monument)
  • Modern pit on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Mound of unknown date on The Chains (Monument)
  • Mound of unknown date on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Mound of unknown date on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Mound of unknown date on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Mound of unknown date on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Platform of unknown date on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Possible post-medieval stone on The Chains (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric bank on The Chains (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric mound on The Chains (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric mound on The Chains (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric mound on The Chains (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric platform on The Chains (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric stone on The Chains (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric stone on The Chains (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric stony area on The Chains (Monument)
  • Possible undated clearance cairn on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval ditch upcast on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval ditch upcast on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage channel near Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditch on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval erosion scar on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Post-medieval leat on the east side of Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mound and pit near Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mound and pit near Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mound and pit near Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mound and pit near Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mound and pit on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mound on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mound on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mound on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval peat cutting on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval peat cutting on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval possible quarry on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval prospecting pit on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval prospecting trench on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval stone quarries near Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond (Monument)
  • Post-medieval wooden post on The Chains (Monument)
  • Post-medieval wooden post on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Prehistoric mound on The Chains (Monument)
  • Three undated surface stones on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated natural surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stone on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stones on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stones on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stones on The Chains (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated surface stones on The Chains (Non-antiquity)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 25 2015 1:28PM